New self-issue machine in Science Library

Regular visitors to the Science Library may have noticed a new arrival at the far end of the Issue Desk: a self-issue machine. This machine enables users in possession of a current borrowing ticket to check out books themselves, without having to join the queue for a member of staff.

The machine offers the following step-by-step instructions:

All users are given a PIN number when they join the Library which is needed for a number of online services. It can also be used to renew books or make reservations online. If you are not sure what yours is, please ask a member of staff at the Issue Desk. Speak to staff if you experience problems in using the machine or would like a demonstration.

We do encourage Science Library users to try the machine when next borrowing books since, at busy times, it may mean that you spend less time queuing.